Walworth gets heritage status

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 24 January 2018, 4:47 pm

Southwark is to become the first inner London borough to feature a designated Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), after Heritage England awarded the status to Walworth.

Image courtesy of Historic England Archive DP096647

Announced in December, the five-year scheme aims to restore Walworth’s “historic character”, potentially create jobs and boost enjoyment of the area, with Southwark Council leading the charge.

By exploring the stories and history associated with Walworth, the council will work with members of the community, and educational and business partners to deliver local improvements.

Heritage minister John Glen commended the announcement: "Our heritage not only tells the story of our past, it creates great places to live, work and visit.

"The Heritage Action Zone scheme will make the most out of Walworth’s historic environment to kick-start regeneration, and boost investment."

A detailed delivery plan is being planned for spring 2018 onwards, outlining any funding granted by Historic England.

<

Share

Latest News

Build-to-rent homes in Bermondsey

Developer Grosvenor has submitted a planning application to build over 1,300 homes for rent at the sites of a former biscuit factory and…

By Natalie Vincent

Planting success

By Natalie Vincent

Investors wanted

By Natalie Vincent

Drive for improvement

By Natalie Vincent

Oscar winner backs culture bid

By Natalie Vincent